Pumpkins & Ponies & Llamas- OH MY!

When I first started working for Waterfront Partnership in July I was told that my first two big events would be in October and were only 6 days apart. On my very first day my boss handed me all of the agreements they had made so far (not many) and told me to run with it. I remember feeling so lucky to have found a job where they recognized my skill level, hired me for that reason and trusted me to do the job that I was hired to do. Now three months later it’s event week and I had and still have to prove to them that I can do it!

Sunday was our Harbor Harvest Children’s Festival and Oyster Fest is this coming weekend. Harbor Harvest was by far the bigger beast of the two events because there were so many little moving parts. The festival is geared for small chilldren and consisted of a hay maze, pumpkin patch, petting zoo, pony rides, face painters, food trucks, childrens performers, crafts, pumpkin decorating stations and PLENTY MORE! 

The most challenging part of planning this event was gathering the supplies. I had to order at least one thousand of almost everything since that’s the amount of children we anticipated seeing over the course of the event. I had no idea how hard it would be figure out how many bags of candy corn and m&m’s to order for one thousand children to decorate cookies with. It’s unreal. 

We had a few hiccups leading up the event, but nothing I couldn’t handle and the event itself went so well. When my FitBit went off at 8am on Sunday morning telling me that I had walked 10,000 steps I knew it was going to be a long but AWESOME day. 

Check out some photos from the day:

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^ The hay maze I designed

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^ 1,000 kids and their families came through the festival in under four hours!

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^ Our pumpkin patch with ships in the background. I was so happy with the little patch we created.

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^ 1,000 pumpkins and not a single one left over!

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^ The Police Horse unit came to educate the kids on how they operate. So cool!

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^ My college friend Jenn (she’s also a blogger HERE) stopped by with her husband and baby toddler Grayson!

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^ My FitBit was working overtime!

I’m so happy with how the day turned out and can’t wait to see Oyster Fest come to life this weekend!

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  • http://www.christineeveryday.com Christine Everyday

    Wow, you did a great job on this event!

  • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

    I totally wish I could have been there, and I wish I could come Saturday! You are amazing, it looks like such a great event.

  • gail

    You did a fantastic job!